Syracuse University spurring revitalisation through Urban Intervention

The Toshiko Mori designed Syracuse Center of Excellence recently opened with its ramped green roof and ecological architecture that may give it a Platinum LEED Rating. Stephen Zacks a reporter at Metropolis Magazine looks into the new building and the role of Mark Robbins and his “opportunistic urbanism” in revitalising the struggling rust belt city of Syracuse.

It’s all excellent as ecological architecture, but it would be perfectly ordinary as urbanism if it were an isolated project. What’s exceptional is the extent to which the building anchors a larger vision for the city and the neighborhood, as put forth by Robbins, who led the architect-selection process.

Read more at Urban Intervention – Stephen Zacks at Metropolis Magazine

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